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Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Wildcats win first game of CCAA playoffs

Anna Baytosh

May 12, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-2 in the first round of the CCAA playoffs in Stockton on May 11. This win gives the team a 1-0 record to start the double elimination tournament. The Wildcats are one game closer to winning the tournament as they only have two more ...

‘Cats seek playoff birth heading into weekend

‘Cats seek playoff birth heading into weekend

Carlos Islas and Jacob Auby

May 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

As the 2016 season winds down, the Chico State baseball team continues to push for a birth in the CCAA Championship Tournament and a step closer to earning a spot in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Wildcats could wrap up their spot in the CCAA tournament while moving closer to the NCAA tournamen...

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Coach Taylor: ‘I have the best job in the country’

Jason Spies

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

When Chico State baseball head coach Dave Taylor sits new players down to explain how the program and the team dynamic works, he promises to help them achieve two things. One, that they will graduate in four years with a degree and he will do everything he can to help them. Two, that they will play in...

Gelfand’s method to throwing heat

Gelfand’s method to throwing heat

Danielle Pubill

April 27, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Pitching is a rare art form and is difficult at almost any level. With 81 innings pitched overall, junior right-handed pitcher Clayton Gelfand has given up only 62 hits and 25 runs. He has also struck out 73 batters this season. According to Gelfand, he has been pitching since he can remember. His...

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Anna Baytosh

April 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcat baseball team pulled ahead in wins for the CCAA North Division in a game against Sonoma State at Nettleton Stadium on Friday, April 22. Before this game, Chico State was tied in the NCAA North Division with the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at 15 wins. The Otters have 12 losses on their ...

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Errors cost ‘Cats the win

Carlos Islas

April 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In another great pitching performance by junior Clayton Gelfand, the Chico State baseball team lost 2-4 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in the first game of a doubleheader at home on Saturday, April 9. The loss leaves the season record at 23-10 and 11-6 in conference play. Gelfand’s record dr...

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

‘Cats take first game of doubleheader

Danielle Pubill

April 6, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Over the weekend, the Wildcats took on Cal State San Marcos on the road. The 'Cats dominated both games in the doubleheader. The first game had the final score of 9-1 and the second at 7-4. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats scored three runs in the second inning, giving them the lead ...

Roque’s field of dreams

Roque’s field of dreams

Anna Baytosh

March 23, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

For months, senior shortstop Tony Roque was included in a group message about raising money to buy a team pingpong table. To his surprise, the Chico State baseball team instead invested the money in something of incomparable value. Since Roque can remember, his mother has relentlessly worked two jobs...

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Snider smashes 7 RBIs in ‘Cats win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 22, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior outfielder Cody Snider led the Chico State hitting barrage with seven RBIs in a 12-0 win over the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles. Snider started his career day early in the first inning. With seniors Dillon Kelley and Ben Gamba on base, Snider doubled down the left field line for his first two RBIs ...

Kelly’s homer sparks ‘Cats offense in lone weekend win

Kelly’s homer sparks ‘Cats offense in lone weekend win

Kenta Mcafee

March 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior catcher Dillon Kelly launched a home run to lead the 'Cats to a 10-7 win over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, in Hayward on March 3.Kelly scored the first run for the 'Cats after hitting a double in the top of the fourth. A sacrifice fly by junior outfielder Josh Falco brought Kelly home and ...

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Baseball team wins first game, drops second of doubleheader

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 16, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On Feb. 13, the Chico State baseball team took on the Academy of Art University Knights for the second and third time at home. Taking the first game of the doubleheader 8-3, the 'Cats fell short in the second game, 9-7. The split puts the Wildcats to a 7-2 overall record. Game 1: The first game was all Wildc...

Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

Baseball team holds ace up its sleeve

Kenta Mcafee

February 16, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

So far this season, the baseball team has been dominating the diamond and are spurred by the phenomenal pitching of junior Clayton Gelfand. Gelfand has had three starts for the 'Cats, and has racked up 15 strikeouts, one pick off and an opponent batting average of .182, against 43 batters. His...

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